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One Hundred Views of NW3 by Pat Jourdan
Genre: Literary fiction
Tour Dates: 6th September 2020
Publication Date: July 2020
Formats available: Mobi, Epub, PDF or UK Paperbacks
Estimated Page Count - 270
Potential Trigger Warning: Rape
Types of post available: Reviews, guest posts, extracts or Q&As
Arriving in London with a five-pound note, Stella rapidly begins hopping from one disastrous job, bedsit and boyfriend to another. All the time she is trying to paint pictures and write poetry. At last she gets a place in Hampstead but various men distract her from the goal of holding an exhibition.An everchanging group of friends add complications too.
After each drawback Stella moves on, disaster after disaster, while the tally of pictures grows towards the one hundred she is aiming for. Set in the heady days of Swinging London's 1960s, this vividly charts one girl's track through the untidy years at their height. Battling with rape, seduction, poverty and love affairs that always go badly, she continues to meander through the snakes and ladders with some integrity.Several boyfriends appear and disappear - from sophisticated Felix, haphazard Matt, charming Andy and madcap Toby.All this is interspersed with a Hampstead where Stella, as a cleaner from the Daily Maids agency, is given the keys to some of the best houses. The one hundred planned paintings get scaled down to thirty-six and slowly they become a reality as Stella moves off in a taxi to a new place to live.
About Pat Jourdan
Pat Jourdan trained as a painter at Liverpool College of Art -some of her paintings can be seen on Saatchi.com. Always balancing writing with painting, she has won the Molly Keane Short Story Award, second in the Michael McLaverty Short Story Award, and various other prizes. One Hundred Views of NW3 is her fourth novel.
“ I am used to producing a painting from start to finish and self-publishing gives the same creative possibility. It has the same excitement, the change from private to public.”
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